This truck is only driven about 20 miles a week since 2002. You can tell that you need Silverado automatic transmission repair when the gears slip instead of shifting smoothly, and it's best to plan for a repair then. Your Chevy Silverado pulls its weight and whatever else you throw at it, no matter how tough the situation. This is the second occurrence of broken brake lines due to bad corrosion on this vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000. Dealership stated that there was no reason for the transmission to fail at that mileage unless the truck was used on a farm or consistently used for heavy towing. Owner took it to dealer, who reported that there was more than normal metal shavings in the transmission fluid pan, and that the clutch could be going out.
I inspected all 4 wheels looking for a leak and found none , then I saw a puddle on the ground under the drivers door , upon inspection I saw the brake lines heavily rusted and fluid leaking from them. If you have very dirty fluid, burnt odors or a silvery look to the fluid then do not change, you will get the broken down clutch material out of the system which can cause problems. Sometimes I think it's better to just leave some things alone. I got it used with 13k on it and had the fluid changed out at 15k and it has 37k on it now and shifts fine. If you are going to do it, do it right and not half way. Mine was done at a dealership that I trust, only because one of my dads best friends is the shop manager.
Vehicle Overview Chevrolet's full-size pickup was redesigned for 1999, and this year's major change is the addition of four-door versions of the extended cab. If the transmissions being used are not the correct one for this truck, I think a recall should be issued. Unfortunately, in my fighting to get the pan down, I had slid the catch pan out of the way, and spilled a bit of fluid. It has been four years and 46000 miles later and there is no fix for the vehicle to my knowledge. I never towed a car with this truck or carried less than 500 lbs in the bed. The vehicle was regularly serviced with some service records available. This is a severe safety hazard.
. Just recently performed a transmission fluid and filter change on a 2000 Silverado with a 4L60 transmission. When I looked for the problem I saw rusted brake lines, and brake fluid dripping from them. But, at 49k the transmission locks up. A transmission by design should last at least 100,000 miles. All they wanted to do is have me tow the truck to a dealer and have them inspect it. Due to the heat generated in the transmission, the fluid can break down over time.
It appears a death will be required before Chevrolet takes responsibility, then they can deal with a class action suit. It will eventually take money to fix because anything that squeeks is rubbing and will eventually wear out. Dealer just called me and said it's fixed and there was a bulletin posted nov 29th to flush the tranny 3 times to fix the problem. Then, dealer changed fluid and filter, and instructed the owner that he could continue driving it until it absolutely had to be repaired. I do not use my truck in mud or on the beach and I do not live in a state with harsh winter salt issues. So long Chevy hello Ford.
The mechanic replaced a part of the brake line and informed the contact the repair was a temporary fix. Automatic Transmission Fluids are built with consumables that are depleted over time. This happened on the interstate. It will break down if left unchanged and can really cause problems in a modern electronic transmissions like the 4L80E in your truck mkwl, for example. You dont need anything fancy to switch over to synthetic either. As I said about 100 times in that thread, I was recalling a specific instance with my Impala.
Any name brand fluid is fine Mark. I want a complete fluid replacement and filter change. My daughters Cruze seemed to surge in 5th and it turned out to be the coil. And for the most part, everyone in these threads is miles ahead of me. Literally, the last one that rolls out of the factory. I pushed the brake pedal with my hand and saw the fluid squirt out and splash on the exhaust pipe.
The cost is so overinflated that this is not a fix. I feel that this is serious safety hazard to other drivers on the road. Front styling on the Silverado matches that of the new Chevy Tahoe and Suburban sport utility vehicles, which are built from the same basic design. They also did the fast learn, so it if shifting better and no more noise form the solenoids! Your car's manual provides transmission fluid service requirements. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard when depressed and the vehicle was able to come to a stop. Dealer said if it doesn't completely repair it the will order a new converter. The truck has been towed to another mechanic and I am waiting to hear back about the repair options.
The rear doors on extended-cab models cannot be opened unless the front doors are opened first, and they must be closed before the front doors are shut. I happened to get the cold vs. I purchased a this gm certified vehicle four month ago thinking I was getting a better than average vehicle. There were no other major issues with the truck. I'll have 200 miles on it after this weekend so we'll see if it is a permanent fix or not. I have never been into the partial drain game. And should i go with synthetic or regular? Then I just follow the manual.
Also some autos have odd procedures for when you do a drain to make sure the fluid is circulating everywhere. This vehicle has been in service numerous times and the problem has not been diagnosed by Chevrolet. I have a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, and last night I dropped the pan and replaced the tranmsission filter and refilled with the correct oil. Inspected the other brake lines and they all appear corroded with several places being very weak and can be squeezed together with finger pressure. This vehicle had all the scheduled services at my local dealer and this truck was driven like a car, no towing, no hauling. Troubleshooting the transmission in your Chevy Silverado may seem like a daunting task to someone who has never done it before, but there a several common things you can check for before you need to take the vehicle to a mechanic.